How to Avoid Crippling Falls After Age 50

When he asks people over 50 if they can stand on one foot while maintaining their balance, most will confidently reply “yes,” says Michael E. Rogers, head of the Center for Physical Activity and Aging at Wichita State University. “But many will begin to sway and say, ‘Oh man, I used to be able to…

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Originally posted 2017-05-18 08:21:11.

Why Workplace Financial Wellness Programs Are Hot

Most Americans are seriously anxious about their finances. It’s not simply the raw fear of outliving their money, but a more urgent yearning to sleep at night without money stresses and to have a sense of financial security. Employers, I’m pleased to say, are increasingly taking note. The recently-released eighth annual Employer-Sponsored Health and Well-Being…

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Originally posted 2017-05-18 08:21:02.

If I Could Change My Career at 60, So Can You

When I entered my 50s, my career took an unexpected and brutal nosedive. For 20 years, I’d worked successfully in the film industry and I thought I’d landed a safe spot as senior executive on a project with Discovery Channel and The American Film Institute. But after losing the position when it was relocated across…

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Originally posted 2017-05-18 08:20:53.

The Second Half: Try something new, something different

I am loving this semi-retired phase of life. My husband and I just had breakfast with two good friends, who also happen to be cast members for “Music of Our Lives,” the HLOC Boomer Troupe’s production that’s coming up this weekend, Feb. 17 and 18. The original script, based on the experiences of our 25-member cast, is a “living history” that weaves songs and stories together for lively and memory rich theatrical experience.

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The Second Half: Try something new, something different

I am loving this semi-retired phase of life. My husband and I just had breakfast with two good friends, who also happen to be cast members for “Music of Our Lives,” the HLOC Boomer Troupe’s production that’s coming up this weekend, Feb. 17 and 18. The original script, based on the experiences of our 25-member cast, is a “living history” that weaves songs and stories together for lively and memory rich theatrical experience.

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The Second Half: Try something new, something different

I am loving this semi-retired phase of life. My husband and I just had breakfast with two good friends, who also happen to be cast members for “Music of Our Lives,” the HLOC Boomer Troupe’s production that’s coming up this weekend, Feb. 17 and 18. The original script, based on the experiences of our 25-member cast, is a “living history” that weaves songs and stories together for lively and memory rich theatrical experience.

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What the Future of Adult Learning Will Look Like

In honor of Next Avenue’s fifth anniversary this month, we are looking  to the next five years (and beyond) to better understand what our audience of people over 50 will be doing. Earlier posts looked at forecasts for health, personal finances and the way we’ll live; an upcoming one will discuss the future of caregiving.…

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Originally posted 2017-05-18 08:20:46.

Baby Boomer Parents of Millennials Need to Stop Enabling Them

A recent study by the U.S. Census Bureau indicates more than two million millennials between the ages of 25-34 are still living at home with their parents and 1 in 4 is doing so at the expense of the baby boomers who raised them.  They’re not working or going to school—they’re just kickin’ it with mom and dad–and, perhaps, waiting for their big break into the world of employment.  Or perhaps they’re just waiting for mom and dad to die so they can gain their inheritance.

The study also reflects the fact that most of those who work at home have a high school diploma or less and may also be adding another mouth for their parents to feed with their own child or live-in mate.

Half of those living at home are white and the majority are male. How ironic especially since the unemployment rate is 9.7 for blacks (between 25-34) and 4.2 for whites in the same age group.

“Almost 9 in 10 young people who were living in their parents’ home a year ago are still living their today, making it the most stable living arrangement for young adults,” the report said.  “In 2005 the majority of young people lived independently in their own household, which was the predominant living arrangement in 35 states.  By 2015—just a decade later—only six states had a majority of young people living independently.

The Census Bureau study makes no reference to the circumstances that cause millennials to live at home but one can certainly make a case for the economic challenges they face as well as the after shock of the most recent Recession.

Whatever the case may be, parents must continue to encourage their Millennial adult children to leave nest and stop enabling them so they can fly on their own.

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Originally posted 2017-05-17 14:02:14.

Aging at Home Will Be Harder With Medicaid Cuts

In 2012, Ti Randall of New York City, who has Alzheimer’s disease, had run out of savings. His Social Security and a veteran’s pension helped cover his basic living expenses. But it took Medicaid to provide Randall with other services he needed in order to remain at home. “He needed companionship and assistance,” says Ann…

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Originally posted 2017-05-17 08:16:06.

How Patients Are Changing Clinical Trials

In September, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a controversial drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare but deadly disease that affects boys. That was a reversal from six months earlier, when an FDA advisory committee had recommended against the drug’s approval and said it was not effective, Forbes reported. What tipped the…

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Originally posted 2017-05-17 08:15:59.